It’s Election Day! (Looking for our voter guide? It’s here.)
Of course in a way, it’s been Election Day for about a month (since ballots were sent out), and will continue being Election Day for two more months (when we will inevitably have a runoff election for at least one office) but for now … for now, it is your Election Day.
We will also be posting updates right here on this very post.
A smart thing to do right now would be to sign up for the Denverite newsletter so that you get email alerts at key moments tonight.
Technically, no one will be announced the winner of anything today, but there’s a darn good chance we’ll have a pretty solid idea of the outcomes of several things by the time we all go to sleep tonight — likely several of the remaining 16 candidates for mayor will see the writing on the wall — and there’s also a good chance that some campaigns looking at their own vote tallies later tonight will formally and publicly concede that they cannot mathematically win.
OK! On to the live updates:
9:25 a.m.: Choose your own adventure
IF YOU’VE ALREADY VOTED
A few stories you might want to revisit:
Here’s how much power the mayor has and how many hires and appointments the office makes.
And here’s the long and fascinating history of how 155 acres of Northeast Park Hill became a golf course you keep having to vote on.
And, lastly, here’s what happens in the (very likely) case that candidates in the mayoral and city council races fail to get more than 50% of the vote.
(And you could also send the Denverite voter guide to your friends who haven’t voted yet and remind them that the ballot is actually pretty short this time!)
IF YOU HAVEN’T VOTED YET
Your friends and neighbors were mighty busy using Denverite’s election guide this weekend, so here’s that link one more time.
Finally, here’s the city’s official map of ballot drop-off boxes.
— Dave Burdick
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